Saturday, April 05, 2008

3-D Friday - A tisket, a tasket... Here's a little basket!

I know... it's Saturday.
Kevin left for Japan this morning and it has been one crazy week.

I wanted to get this little basket tutorial up tonight before it became too late.

It's really easy and all you need is a piece of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (any double sided paper will do), scoring blade, scissors, adhesive, hole punch, and ribbon! Oh! Maybe something to put inside the basket. Wait until you see what I found at Target! lol!

Score your paper in half both ways at 3".

Score all four sides in at 1-1/2".

Trim off the four squares of each corner:

Between the two remaining blocks, cut along the scored line up to the next scored line.

I am right handed, so I will work from my right to left. If it's easier for you to work from left to right, I don't think it makes a difference. Put adhesive on the back of one side and bring it up in front of the other side and press down.

It is easier at this point to flip your basket over and put adhesive on the rest of your panels before continuing. Just remember which panel you are putting in front. I am working right in front of left, so I am running the adhesive on the back of the right panels

Turn it back over and continue putting the panels together:

Until it looks like this:

This is what I found at Target this morning:

Remember the Scratch-n-Sniff tutorial I did for "Try This Tuesday Techniques"? I made one with Sugar-Free Cherry Jell-O and the cherry stamp from the Tart & Tangy stamp set. I added some Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon and voilĂ !


Happy Stampin'!

An award and a tag!

I am playing catch up!
Before I get started, I want to thank everyone who has sent me tags and awards. I will post them all here... just need to get caught up first.

The most recent one is from Carolina. She is just a wonderful and creative person... if you haven't visited her blog yet, please do so. She's amazing!

The award is the Arte y Pico (Art & More) award. It's given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogging world.

Carolina, I am so honored that you passed this on to me and that you think of me as an artist. You are ever deserving of this award, so consider yourself tagged back!

Here are the rules:

1. You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

Here are the 5 blogs I thought of for this beautiful award:

Amy - Familia Bencomo because of her delicious and inspiring creativity with food and beautiful photography.

Amy - Tsuruta Designs because of the beautiful simplicity and the fantastic colors that she uses in her card designs. I love the sewing that she does on her cards too!

Erica - Doodling Art because of her fantastic paintings. I love her art!

Jeri - An Artful Gathering because of everything she does with her art. Whether it is a button fairy or a gothic arch or a mixed media challenge, Jeri's art is captivating.

Veronica - Ramblings and Art by Veronica because of her amazing talent to think outside the creative box and try new things without missing a beat. She has heart and she wears it on her sleeve.

The tag came almost a month ago from Katie. Her blog is fairly new but I love popping in to see what she has been up to. Her latest is this elegant card called "Tranquil Japanese". I also love that she talks to her cats! lol! She's also expecting another baby on their anniversary in November! Congratulations, Katie!

I have to work on the random things about me!